Sep 20, 2011

Raccoonology is:"like"

This is one of my favorite sites. Just beautiful photos.

New Post at Find-The-Best

Just put a new post up at Find the Best. Most of you will live without the info, but it was a little investigation of 2x10 vs 3x9 gear inch comparisons.

Sep 11, 2011

More favorites: Because I like a lot

2011 has been a good year for me and motivation to take photos. I recently lost my little Lika, who served me beautifully for the past three years.

Sep 9, 2011

Favorite Pics from 2011

It might be early, but I wanted to make a collection.

Since I don't pay myself.

It turns out that just running your own blog is less than profitable. But I like to spew words, and apparently someone noticed that. I'll be blogging under the title "Expert Blogger" for the mountain bike division of Find the Best. It's a pretty interesting concept in bicycle shopping.
They collect and list a pretty complete catalog of the current models out. As a tool for comparing and contrasting bike costs, geometry and componentry it's a pretty solid site.

Check it out at

I'm down at the bottom!

Sep 2, 2011

My right side slouch.

Voices in your head should be listened to. Last Sunday I was packed and ready with two dogs to go home. In the space of time equal to a convience store stop, Gertie ate more beef jerky than I've eaten in two years.
I feared the worst on the drive home. I decided to kill some time and let her roam around my friends yard in case she needed to discharge. From whatever end. The problem with stopping at my friend Pete's before they go on a ride in my favorite forest to ride, is that I'll eventually give in to the argument.."Why would you drive home to ride, when you can ride here and then drive home.?" I can't resist peer pressure.
So off to the forest we went, dogs in tow. Gertie had made a few unsuccessful attempts at ridding herself of the jerky. Please god I was hoping the cork wouldn't pop on the way to the trails. We met up at the gut-pile parkinglot with a few other like minded souls and proceeded to role out after the necessary start rituals.
Literally 3 minutes into the ride I have gone over my bars trying to hop an rather high log that everyone else had stopped in front of. Committed I landed on my right shoulder with my hands still on the bar. I heard a funny noise and tasted a familiar flavor. It wasn't a simple dustoff. That was it for me. I announced I was going home. Sorry to leave in a relative huff guys, but I was pissed. I went to see Dr. Evil who told me it was a partial seperation and all I could do was stabilize it and let it heal.

Last year I missed the last Teaberry race while in the series lead and it may happen again this year. I pulled out of the Shenandoah 100 because it's just too close and I rode it injured last year. No need to repeat. I have nothing to gain. Except a weekend at home.....